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Tencent Allows Messaging App WeChat's 'Content' To Be Searched On Google

Tencent's WeChat content including articles on its public account page was briefly searchable on "Google" and "Bing". The owner of china's most popular messaging app said on October 22, that it is a glitch that allowed some of its content to be searchable on external search engines and has fixed the issue. This raised questions over the regulator's latest attempt to crack down on the internet sector.

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 - 07:25 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: WeChat, China, Tencent, Google, BingeSafeSearch

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India Imposes Permanent Ban On 59 Chinese Apps Including TikTok

The Indian government has issued a notice to permanently ban 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, WeChat and UC Browser. Reportedly, the Centre has taken the decision after the Chinese companies failed to provide convincing explanations before the authorities. India had first imposed the ban in June 2020 citing that the apps were detrimental to "sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order."

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 - 12:30 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Electronics and IT Ministry, Chinese Apps, TikTok, WeChat, UC Browser, Technology

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US Commerce Department Objects Stop on WeChat ban

US Commerce Department objected Justice Laurel Beeler's decision to stop ban on WeChat. The department said, not to complex the decision as it would "Frustrate and displace the president’s determination of how best to address threats to national security.” The department expects a review in the order issued by the Justice. Earlier, the US Judge Beeler ordered to stop the ban on WeChat after users claimed a threat on constitutional rights.

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 - 09:42 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: US-China, WeChat, Laurel Beeler, US Commerce Department

Courtesy: The Indian Express


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US Court Stays the Ban on WeChat Temporarily

US' federal judge Laurel Beeler on September 20 stayed the ban on the Chinese App, WeChat, temporarily. The petitioners plead that they are affected by US President Donald Trump's plan of banning the app, and claimed that it threatened their constitutional rights. Justice Laurel said, "There are alternatives to a complete ban, such as barring WeChat from government devices or taking other steps to address data security."

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 - 08:52 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: WeChat, US-China, app ban, Donald Trump

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US to Ban TikTok and WeChat Over National Security Concerns

The US Department of Commerce officials have disclosed that the country is planning to ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat over concerns of national security. However, the decision could be reversed if ByteDance, which owns TikTok, signs a deal with America’s Oracle Corp to start a new firm, “Tiktok Global”, and secures an approval of President Trump. Reportedly, Trump is expected to review the agreement between the companies before September… read-more

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 - 07:22 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: TikTok, WeChat, US-China, chinese app ban

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Trump signs executive orders banning TikTok & WeChat

US President Trump has sanctioned an executive order banning Chinese apps like Tik Tok and We Chat on  August 6, claiming it as a threat to national security. "The ban will come into effect in 45 days," said Trump. Recently, Tik Tok  was accused of collecting personal information of Americans, by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. After India, US becomes the second country to ban both the apps.


Fri, 07 Aug 2020 - 10:47 AM / by Shivam Chandrashekhar Kulkarni

Tags: Donald Trump, TikTok, WeChat, USA, US President

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